Metabolic Syndrome

Sunday, April 20, 2014
Metabolic Syndrome

Q: I recently heard that there is a new syndrome affecting many people locally and worldwide  called metabolic syndrome. How do I know if I have it too?

A: Due to unhealthy eating habits, and the sedentary lifestyle that most people are leading, metabolic syndrome is very prevalent currently both in Lebanon and worldwide. Metabolic syndrome is a group of disorders that when combined together increase your risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.


If you have any of the following 3 disorders, then you suffer from what is known as metabolic syndrome:


  • Central obesity with body fat accumulated around your waist. This can be determined by measuring your waist circumference (>102 cm for males and >88 for females presents high risk).
  • Elevated blood pressure of >130mmHg for systolic pressure (top value) or >85mmHg diastolic pressure (bottom value).
  • High fasting blood glucose level (>=100mg/dl).
  • Increased triglyceride level (>150mg/dl).
  • Low HDL (good cholesterol) of <40mg/dl for males and <50mg/dl for females.


If it turns out that you have metabolic syndrome, make sure you consult both a physician and a dietitian.  


For your questions, email us:

@YazbekWehbe Hahahaha منيحة 👍
Tue Nov 13 05:05:36 +0000 2018
I used Shazam to discover Big In Japan by Alphaville.
Sun Nov 11 14:04:11 +0000 2018
RT @JLo: December 2018 @InStyle
Fri Nov 02 05:42:16 +0000 2018
A single 90-minute session of #Bikramyoga can help you burn up to 1000 calories, which is just as good as various o…
Tue Oct 16 04:59:23 +0000 2018
@gabylteif_MCD نعم، للأسف السوشيل ميديا تزيد وحدتنا وليس كما يقال"it connects ppl” ! #ملكة_الشاشة @gabylteif_MCD
Thu Sep 27 17:03:34 +0000 2018
RT @ArtPicsChannel: Kids at MoMa were trying to recreate Matisse
Sun Jul 22 13:53:21 +0000 2018
RT @marieclaire: Queen Elizabeth's Cousin Will Become the First Royal in History to Have a Gay Wedding
Tue Jun 19 03:30:09 +0000 2018
RT @Cristiano: Vamos família!👍🏽🇵🇹
Sat Jun 16 16:34:06 +0000 2018
Wed Apr 11 03:58:46 +0000 2018
@YazbekWehbe ومش كل حدا "تهبلن" عال TV صار إسمو "إعلامي"
Sat Mar 24 03:58:07 +0000 2018